Wraith vs Ghast - What's the difference?

wraith | ghast |


As a noun wraith

is a ghost or specter, especially seen just after a person's death.

As a verb ghast is

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As an adjective ghast is

having a ghastly appearance; weird.

wraith

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • A ghost or specter, especially seen just after a person's death.
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    Synonyms

    * See also

    Derived terms

    * wraithish * wraithful * wraithlike

    See also

    * (wikipedia "wraith")

    ghast

    English

    Etymology 1

    Variation of gast, from (etyl) gasten, from (etyl) . More at (l).

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • Derived terms
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    Etymology 2

    Poetic abbreviation of ghastly.

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Having a ghastly appearance; weird.